Sal­mon ex­ports to China take off

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SCOT­LAND’S largest sal­mon farmer is tak­ing ad­van­tage of the first di­rect flight from Scot­land to China.

Ma­rine Har­vest sent 161 boxes (ap­prox­i­mately 3,300 ki­los) of fresh sal­mon on the Hainan Air­ways in­au­gu­ral flight to Bei­jing from Ed­in­burgh last month.

Ge­orgina Wright, head of sales at Ma­rine Har­vest, said: ‘It’s ex­tremely fit­ting that one of Scot­land’s top ex­ports is us­ing the very first di­rect flight from Ed­in­burgh to China.

‘Get­ting our sal­mon to mar­ket as quickly as pos­si­ble is key to our suc­cess when ex­port­ing to mar­kets all over the world.

‘This new di­rect ser­vice al­lows us to reach China even faster than usual which is a huge ad­van­tage. As global de­mand for our sal­mon con­tin­ues to grow it is great to have ad­di­tional freight op­tions on our doorstep.’

Un­til now, Ma­rine Har­vest has used flights from Heathrow or in­di­rect flights via the Mid­dle East to trans­port sal­mon to China, one of its top four ex­port mar­kets.

In 2017, the firm ex­ported 32,000 tonnes of sal­mon to more than 20 coun­tries world­wide, in­clud­ing 3,500 tonnes to China.

Di­rect flights from Ed­in­burgh to Bei­jing

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